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January 29, 2013

Regional Community Foundation Welcome Jasper County Business Man to Board of Directors

The Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation recently expanded its governing body by one seat and approved the appointment of Mr. Mark Bolander of Newton, Illinois to a three year term.

Mr. Bolander is owner/president of Rex Vault Service in Newton, Illinois and has served as Mayor of the City of Newton since 2005. He is a graduate of Newton Community High School and attended Olney Community College and Frontier Community College majoring in business and accounting. Mr. Bolander is also owner of West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery and co-owner of Eagle Country Water Works.

According to Scott Lensink, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, “The appointment of Mr. Bolander represents a significant step toward expanding our board’s reflection of the region we serve and we look forward to his participation on the board.”

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a result of a partnership between the Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and the Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1990) designed to serve additional counties in the region. Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation operates as a collection of permanent and non-permanent funds for the long-term benefit of Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland and Shelby counties. Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation currently manages approximately $13.5 million in charitable assets for the greater good of Southeastern Illinois.

Additional information regarding the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation may be obtained from Joedy Hightower at (217) 342-4988.

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